Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Supplement: Joshua Hoffine

The unheimlich delights of Unit 3 are but a distant memory by now, but the tableau vivant photography of Joshua Hoffine returns us to the 'return of the repressed'. More cartoonish than Gregory Crewdson, Hoffine's constructions are cheaper and nastier; they are to Crewdson's images what Sean S. Cunningham's Friday the 13th (1980) is to John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). For me, it's the washing-line + clown that presses the primal button, but it's Stephen King's Pennywise I have to thank for having a clown button in the first place! For lots of behind-the-scenes stuff, visit Hoffine's blog.


  1. the 4rth picture from the top reminds of Jan Svankmajer's down to the cellar.... creepy!

  2. Yep! Fourth image is super creepy. I think the second to last one would be too if there was a face or eyes involved.
    They all feel like films I'd love to watch though!

  3. Disturbing, very disturbing. Love it.